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Is Wölfflin's system for characterizing art possible to validate by methods used in cognitive-based image-retrieval (CBIR)?
Author(s): Gunilla Derefeldt; Sten Nyberg; Jens Alfredson; Henrik Allberg
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Paper Abstract

The hypothesis of this study was to find out whether it is possible to capture Woelfflin's basic concepts using methods within CBIR for estimating global characteristics of art works. If results from regression analysis of behavioral data can be linked to global spectral and spatial characteristics of the same art works, then this would substantiate our hypothesis. From a regression analysis assuming a linear relationship between trained observers' ratings of art works representing Woelfflin's concepts and three global image processing features commonly used in CBIR and assumed to be significantly related to the same concepts, we found results that give support to our hypothesis - it seems possible to grasp some of the art concepts by CBIR methods.

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Date Published: 9 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6057, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI, 605710 (9 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639787
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Gunilla Derefeldt, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Sten Nyberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Jens Alfredson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Henrik Allberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6057:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Scott J. Daly, Editor(s)

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